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and founder of j street, which is the pro-israel pro-peace lobby, a new organization that started about three years ago to fill a vacuum in the american jewish political scene. and over the course of those three years i have been asked a lot why did you start this organization, what motivated you personally, what are you trying to achieve, what problems are you trying to solve and what are the solutions that you are offering. and in the 21st century you might have expected me to try to tweak the answers in 140 characters or less but i'm old-fashioned and i decide to write a book about it, and the goal of the book, and what i'd like to do in a few minutes tonight in laying it out is to answer some of those questions. first of all, to put the story of j street and the movement we are trying to build of pro-israel pro-peace american jews into a personal and a historical context. the second is to lay out some new thinking i hope and perhaps challenging thinking on three central challenges that face those of us who care about israel and the jewish community, namely how can we ensure israel survive
americans on matters affecting the middle east. including israel and palestine, and for many of us who are supporters of israel and as a homeland for jewish people, has a space state and as a pluralist state, as a community institution, politics and prose believes in a thriving and robust free-market place of ideas. quote to a new voice for israel" it simplifies the politics and prose is all about, and this legacy that carla and barbara began with the politics and prose and you come the engaged customers this legacy continues under the new ownership of brad and elis. i want to take a moment on the brief history of israel and palestine in the store. under carla's chair, the free marketplace of ideas is very exposed in a public forum at politics and prose, the wrongheadedness the book "the israel while the sea and the foreign policy." a lot of questions, should they have a place to discuss their ideas, and carla and her team suggests, but the give-and-take of ideas exposed what they were about. politics and prose also hosted the writers to present the palestinian perspective and scho
with the case for israel from ron prosor, israel's ambassar to the united nations and mort zuckerman, american businessman who's a strong supporter of israel. >> israel does not object to the palestinian state. the prime minister of the state of israel stands and repeats day in and day out, people just don't listen, i am for palestinian state, i am for two states for two people solution and i'm willing morrow morning to meet abu mazen to talk to him without any pre-conditions about statehood and about security and about overall peace. >> i think a sense what the united states has to stand for are certain sort of immutable principles in that negotiation andtherefore, you know, the united states is opposed to what the palestinians are seeking to do, which is really not just to have the resolution, it's the terms of the resolution that will make a negotiation much more difficult and the united states knows better than anybody the attempts to have negotiations privately between the parties which have been turned down by the palestinians. the united states is very much aware of this. so they unders
>> rose: welcocome to our progr. to want, a conversation with the prime minist of israel, benjamin netanyahu, at the conclusion of a dramatic wee at the united nations inwhich the palestinians made an application for statehood with the security council. >> part of the problem is our cities are right next that state. not runs of kilomets of way, hundreds of meters away. our very lives are at stake. so obviously we should have an agreemt to give them... to have them recve a statend have us receive security and recognition. that's what you need. otherwise what they're saying is when they come to u.n. they say ok, give us a state, they say to the u.n., not so that we can tend conflict but so that we can continue it. if they have a state, okay, so what do we do with the airspace? the airspace is all three minutes wide far jet do-to-cross in israel. tiny. six hours to cross the united states, three hours to cross israel, three minutes to cross israel by air, by jet plane. so what are we going to do? we're going to take this tiny airspace, chopt into two, give half to the palestinian stat
? the airspace is all three minutes wide far jet do-to-cross in israel. tiny. six hours to cross the united states, three hours to cross israel, three minutes to cross israel by air, by jet plane. so what are we going to do? we're going to take this tiny airspace, chopt into two, give half to the palestinian state that is not yet at peace with israel? what are we going to do with airplanes landing in ben-gurion airport? we don't have yet peace. they can fire rocke at our planes coming in because they're circling of necessity above palestinian cities. you've got this whole array... can we go in hot pursuit after palestinian terrorists, hamas teorists who will opete from palestinian areas? these are not toretical problems. we left gaza, every square inch. we gave abu mazen, the palestinian authority, the keys to gaza. heas booted out to two seconds later by iran, iran's proxy hamas and we started having rockets falling on rael because we didn't wo out these details. we gave them a state without working out the peace. we gave them sta without working out security first. we shouldn't repeat tha
benefit more than israel if those committed to freedom and peace would prevail. this is my fervent hope. as prime minister of israel i can at risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. leaders must see reality as it is. not as it ought to be. we must do our best to shape the future but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. the world around israel is becoming more dangerous. militant islam has already taken over lebanon and gaza. it is determined to tear apart the peace treaty between israel and egypt and between israel and jordan. it has poisoned many arab minds against jews and israel against america and the west. opposes not the policies of israel but the existence of israel. some argue the spread of militant islam especially in these turbulent times if you want to slow it down, they argue, israel must hurry to make concessions. to make territorial compromise. this theory sounds simple. basically it goes like this. leave the territory. peace will be advanced. the moderates will be strengthened, radicals will be kept at bay and don't worry about the details of h
mission to destroy israel and america. we can't let our leaders play into their hands. it's important that we don't touch prophesy. this is one mistake you can't fix afterward. one wrong step and it's all over. (narrator) middle east expert and best selling author mike evans, is deeply involved in the inner workings of israel statesmanship. he is not quoting the observations of others. he has gathered his insights from world leaders firsthand and the political climate at this moment is explosive. our way of life in the west as we know it hangs in the balance. acts 1:8 declares... at this moment, jerusalem is on the verge of being divided, and judea and samaria are about to be part of a fanatical islamic state. i hope this is a shock to your spirit. i hope it makes you want to rise up and say "no, i won't tolerate this." that's why i'm asking you to join the save jerusalem campaign right now. i'm asking you to sign our prayer petition of american support for israel that will be delivered to president obama. the prophecies of the bible proclaim that jerusalem would be united and in the
be heard, but only talks with israel can bring peace. israel pulls the bbc why the palestinian leadership needs to talk to israel. >> , the one security and independence. the want independence without security again. >> vigils in america as the supreme court continues an appeal to stop the execution of troy davis. reunited. americans charged with espionage have been freed by iran. >> it is, can in the morning in singapore. >> -- it is 10:00 in the morning in singapore. >> this is "newsday." >> president obama has told a news session of the united nations general assembly there is no shortcut to peace in the middle east. this session looks likely to be dominated by palestinian demands for full statehood, to be submitted in writing. president obama has called for more direct talks between palestinians and israelis. there are warnings of the american stance could provoke a new cycle of violence. jeremy bowen reports from new york. >> middle east diplomacy temporarily transferred to new york can snarl up traffic. but it seems unable to match the challenges of a conflict that is once again loo
believe in a palestinian sta alongside a secure israel. the only way to bring that about is by agreement between both sides. and so my advice to the esident, i'll be talking to him again tomorrow while here in new york going to the security council and having a vote doesn't provide the answer. that's not a course that we have recommended because it brings as you said in the introduction the veto of the united states and nobody is any fward. it's getting back to the negotiations. >> charlie: prince turki member of the royal family and former head of the intelligence ambassador to the united kingdom and the united states. >> i think it is a deserved issue that palestinians should get their state. negotiations can go on with palestinian state as they have been going on the plo since 1993. so i don't see the trouble of establishing a state and continuing the negotiations. >> charlie: william hague and prince turki when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> charlie: all eyes are on the united nations general asse
state alongside a security israel. the only way to bring th about is by agreemen between both sides. my advice to president abbas, going tohe secuty council to provide a vote doesn't provide the answer. that's not a course we have recommended because it bris you said in your introduction a veto from the unit states and nobody is any further fward. it is getting back to negotiations. what we're trying to do is actually to push it in more desirable direction, which is to get them back into negotiations. >> charlie: why should the palestinians believe there is any realistic expectation of progress and negotiations when hasn't happened so far? >> well, that is a goo question. and that means that any statements that brought them back to negotiations by whatever form would have to give palestinians some asrance that a real effort was going to be made in the near future. they worry that a two-state solution is slipping away. israeli settlement expansion reinforces that concern and their right to be worried but it's slipping away. they do need to see some urgency indemnity. i hope that is what
will be in order. please take your conversations off the floor. >> mr. rothman: israel is essential to america's national security. the jewish state of israel guards the mediterranean, the sue ezz canal and helps us with the oil and other activities in the persian gulf near iran. our relationship is dependent and so extremely important to both countries' vital national security. but what is happening to -- this week at the u.n. the palestinians are going to the u.n. to avoid negotiating a peace agreement with israel. the palestinians want the u.n. to do what think won't do, negotiate a peace agreement. but it is made up of hamas and fattah and it is a terrorist group. hamas' charter says they will never exercise israel's right to exercise. fattah is coming to u.n. through president abbas even though the president said negotiate peace with israel. why would the palestinians do that to the united states' vital national security interests and america's best friend in the region, the jewish state of israel, because they are refusing to make an geement to live in peace with the jewish state. we wil
. (laughter) (applause) now folks, there is no greater friend of the state of israel than yours truly. i will stand with them until all the jews are in gathered, build the second tiferp el, trigger the final battle of armageddon that paves the way of the second coming of christ at which point all noncrist-- christians will be cast into the lake of fire where there will be weeping and nashing of teeth. you're welcome, israel. you know who is also a great friend of israel, rick perry. >> rick perry is working his way into the palestinian statehood debate. the republican front-runner for president schmoozing with jewish leaders in new york. >> we'ric wallly indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that has encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. >> stephen: yes, obama is acting in bad faith. rick perry stands with the jews, when he's not dancing with them. >> stephen: you know, you know who would love that dance? the crowd at his next christian only stadium prayer rally. (laughter) >> stephen: when we return, i will talk more about the palestini
into that and they know like everything in -- any time they dip their toe in the middle east israel/palestinian issue blows it up. >> the palestinians are saying that they want statehood and that they haven't gotten it at the negotiating table. israelis argue it's their fault. both sides will argue that for decades. they had to take some action. going to the u.n. and demanding statehood in the security council, if not there, in the general assembly. there's a lot of bureaucratic moves that the u.s. can take to try to avoid vetoing it in the security council if they were to get -- the palestinians to get nine votes which is what they need. this does isolate the u.s. not even great britain and the other alleys are with the u.s. on this. >> you hit at the issue here. the united states behind the scenes is trying hard, the quartet as people familiar with this, which is at this point the united states, it's the eu, it's russia, trying to get them to issue a statement to slow down the palestinians. >> they weren't able to do that today. >> it's a way of trying to -- the u.s. doesn't want to look like the l
tv.org. >> up next on booktv, jeremy men a my provides his ideas on how to move forward in israel and argued that jewish wish-americans aren't single-issue voters and aren't represented by grouped like aipac. this is just over an hour. >> good evening, everyone, and thanks for being here to this standing-room-only audience. i'm david cohen, and i'm the husband of carla cohen of blessed memory who is one of the founders and starter of politics and prose. so we're here to welcome the celebration of jeremy ben-ami's "a new voice for israel: fighting for the survival of the jewish nation." and i'm particularly pleased to be here. in the interest of full disclosure, i'm an active supporter of j street that jeremy helped found, and i've walked the corridors with him and many others, loads of rabbis at different times and, um, and i welcome you to politics and prose and this family. jeremy's personal and reflective book represent an important contribution to an ongoing matter that engages us as americans on matters affecting the middle east. including israel and palestine. and for many of us who ar
the company your money. >> even a remote chance of peace for israel seems to be slipping away after palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas petitioned the u.n. for statehood for his people. israeli prime minister netanyahu blasted the u.n. as the theater of the absurd. the palestinian's official bid for statehood comes in defiance of israel and the united states. we spoke with prime minister netanyahu right after his speech at the u.n.. mr. prime minister, nice to see you. >> good to be here, thank you greta. >> greta: welcome to the united states. i know you spent a lot of time here growing up. nice to see you back. >> thank you. >> greta: today you call the u.n. general assembly, theater of the absurd. you came out hard hitting, why? >> it can decide these odd things. it can decide europe is flat. it can decide that the western wall, which is judaism most holiest site is occupied palestinian territory. it singles out israel every year for attack. 21 out of 27 resolutions adopted by the u.n. on human rights are directed against israel. the middle east only true democracy. all
for statehood. the request in direct defiance of the united states and israel. israel's prime minister set to speak at the united nations in moments. and we will get reaction live right here from former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. >>> meantime, new concerns about this six-ton satellite which is heading straight towards earth. where will it hit? scientists may now have an answer, and it may not be good. we'll tell you. >>> a mafia-like car explosion that injured a lawyer and his two young sons. what investigators are saying today. >> monroe county 911. >> okay, we have a mass accident. my car blew up with two kids. [ rge ] psst. constated? phillips' caplet use gnesium, an ingredient that works more naturally wityour colon than stimulant xatives, for fective reli of constipation without cramps. thanks. [ professor ] good morning students. today, we're gonna... i got it, i'm sorry. these people, huh? you know i've found that anger is the enemy of instruction. you don't know the egos that i have to deal with. you're probably right. thank you! whoever you are i'm pretty
to diffuse what could be a political mind field regarding the palestinians and the israels. and he is celebrating the changing of the guard in libya. senior white house fortunate affairs correspondent has details from new york. >> a new libyan field and government were welcomed at the united nations two years after muammar qaddafi condemned the enemies in a rant. president obama cheered the international coalition that pushed qaddafi into hiding. >> this is how the international community should work in the 21st century. more nations bearing the responsibility and the costs of meeting global challenges. in fact, this is the very purpose of this united nations. >> earlier he met with the head of the libyan national transitional council one of a number of meetings including with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu but not palestinian prime leader. >> we oppose that action and that is the case we have made publicly. that's what we have said privately. >> critics say president obama laid the groundwork for the stand off last year with an optimistic call for new peace talks. >> we
what arabs think. >> i never thought i'd see it again, frankly. none of us did. >> yes, israel was quite justified. >> chanting death to the jews. >> anti-semitic anti-jewish things being said and displayed at that rally. >> this is america. it's free speech. i think people should be allowed to say whatever they want. ♪ >> it's the summer of 2006. this is beirut, lebanon. this is haifa, israel. across a globe in michigan, this is dearborn. and this is southfield. dearborn and southfield are suburbs of detroit. dearborn has the largest concentration of arabs outside the middle east. and southfield has a significant concentration of jewish people. and now that we're at war with each other, relations between the two communities at times reflect the tensions of the middle east. some of these tensions are covered in the local newspapers. >> last year we had an editorial that was published. it was published right on super bowl day in detroit. >> we are a right of center conservative page. >> and the editorial is on sunday, he says that -- that palestinians have lust for jewish bloo
of education border. >> 1967 borders are based on to lines following israel's war of independence in 1949. here is what they look like. 1947 borders look like this. created by the united nations partition plan called resolution 181. it created a jewish and arab state. even if the u.n. bases it on 1967 borders, it is not the end of the story. >> there is a consensus we are on the stage of destruction of israel. a hamas activist wrote the struggle is about the very existence of israel not on the borders. official palastinian television said we are drawing our new maps. when they israelis disappear from the history, we will build a new residential area, the mcgr mcgrabi corridor will be here. >> everything he controls, school books, media, ministers in government are saying the war is a religious war until the end of israel. >> as the nations prepare for a palastinian state, they might not realize what they are vote ing for. >> they don't know what the palastinian are talking among themselves. it is at abolishing the state of israel. this is the target. >> it remains to be seen how this will play
with israel. they have gotten no where after 20 years of negotiations. israeli has been to the table. united states has threatened to veto the resolution if it comes to the vote in a u.n. security council. earlier chris mitchell in new york about what happens next. >> reporter: chris, what is the likelihood that this bid will succeed? >> it is very unlikely. they want to live side by side with israel, that has been the man tra. it is an overcast sky. that is a metaphor for what is rapping, abbas will appeal. it might be delayed before the security council actually has a vote. >> would that lead to further negotiations on the part of the palastinians? >> there is delay that negotiations could go on. what happens during the negotiations remains to be seen. very little progress in the past two years. israelis want to negotiate. palastinians haven't come to the table for the past couple of years. what i have heard behind the scenes, lee, it is possible that the kor tet, united states,eu, russians and united states, if there is no known settlement, six months or a year, they will try to impose a
with israel. >>bret: we talked how palestinian president abbas plans to petition the n security council in new york for a statehood which the u.s. will veto if necessary. how this is playing out on the political stage you can see texas governor perry weighing in on it, former governor romney, also, releasing a statement, as well. calling it unmitigated diplomatic disaster. he said "president obama must make clear if the palestinian authority succeeds in gaining any type of u.n. recognition, the united states will cut foreign assistance to the palestinians as well as reevaluate the funding of u.n. programs in its relationship with any nation voting in favor of recognition." he said it is the culmination of efforts by the obama administration to throw israel "under the bus." and the politics and policy of this? we have our panel, and here we are. social editor of "the hill," and editor of "weekly standard." welcome, all. the charles missing in action. juggling ... bill, first on the policy, the obama administration between a rock and a hard place here in the u.n. and what is happening on the gro
of great hopes that a rose -- arose in 1993 between the palestinian liberation organization and israel. that would begin a new era for our region. reports of the united nations and reports by several israeli institutions convey a horrific picture. the israeli government does not hesitate to boast about this. the confiscation of the palestinian land under construction and new settlements in various areas of the west bank, particularly the arab part of jerusalem. this is through the accelerated construction of the wall that is eating up large tracts of farmland. -- our land. this court -- and destroying the family life and thousands of others. the occupation continues to refuse -- to build in an occupied east jerusalem. this is a multi-pronged policy of ethnic cleansing aimed at pushing them away from their homeland. however, it has reached the point where orders have been issued. their city of jerusalem. the occupying power continues excavations that threaten our whole the state and military checkpoints prevent our citizens from gaining access to mosques and churches. a ring of settleme
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policy of moral equivalency is a very dangerous insult. >> is president obama a friend to israel? i'll ask a man who knows better than anybody else. former israeli prime minister ehud barak. what would a vote on the palestinian state mean to the u.s., israel and the middle east? >>> and man of very strong opinions making the biggest gamble of his career. simon cowell is the starmaker behind "american idol." can he strike it rich again with "the x factor." >> people like you inspire me. >> tonight simon cowell and nicole scherzinger. >> i finally actually met my match. i found an ego bigger than myself. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. a senior u.s. official tells cnn that president obama will meet with mahmoud abbas tomorrow. the president's campaigning for full u.n. membership and statehood recognition. the u.s. has promised to block it in order to avoid a diplomatic showdown at the u.n. this week. the whole world will be watching. but the question tonight is this. where does all this leave israel? joining me now is ehud barak. thank you for joining me. this seems o
. in making a break with israel, he's altering crucial alliances in the middle east and all over the world. he will explain his reasoning. >>> then, is the new russia a friend or a foe? sergei lavrov served the kremlin back when the ussr was our sworn enemy. he is now russia's foreign minister. >>> and later, the man who might save the euro. jose manuel barroso, the president of the european commission. he is faced with a tough task as the eurozone crisis worsens. all that, plus we'll tell you about political pirates and why they scored a surprising victory. >>> first, here's my take. this was u.n. week, and there was some drama over the issue of the palestinian bid for statehood. but the real action is taking place now as the world's finance ministers and leaders meet to talk about money. i think it's fair to say that we are confronting the worst economic moment since the days after the collapse of lehman brothers in 2008. growth has slowed in europe and the united states, and it is slower even in the bubbling, emerging markets. some european countries now have deep problems with their debt b
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